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Description of the Symptom

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This chapter describes pathology that may lead to elbow pain. Local causes of elbow pain include the distal one-third of the humerus, proximal one-third of the radium and ulna, and the corresponding articular and periarticular structures. Remote causes are defined as occurring outside these regions.

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Special Concerns

  • Decreased pulses

  • Marked swelling and paresthesias

  • Recent change of status from previous status

  • Skin breakdown or wound problems

  • Warmth and swelling associated with a fever

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CHAPTER PREVIEW: Conditions That May Lead to Elbow Pain

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